John Keel

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John Alva Keel
Alias(es) Harry Gibbs, Thaddeus L. Farnboggle
Born Alva John Kiehle
25 March 1930(1930-03-25)
Hornell, New York
Died 3 July 2009 (79)
Manhattan, New York
Affiliations New York Fortean Society
Known for Our Haunted Planet, Mothman Prophecies, The Eighth Tower

John Alva Keel (March 25, 1930 - July 3, 2009) was an American journalist and author, popularly known for his 1975 book The Mothman Prophecies, an account of his investigation into the titular Mothman of West Virginia, particularly relating to encounters reported in the areas around Point Pleasant and his own unusual experiences linked to the events, and for his ultraterrestrial thesis of UFO and related contact phenomena (including demons, fairies, and ghosts), in which such contacts are thought to be purposefully strange, masking the unknown agenda of the other-dimensional beings responsible for them.

Selected Bibliography

  • Keel, John A. (1957), Jadoo: Mysteries of the Orient, New York: Julian Messner 
  • Keel, John A. (1966), The Fickle Finger of Fate, Greenwich, Conn: Fawcett 
  • Keel, John A. (1970), UFOs: Operation Trojan Horse, New York: Putnam's 
  • Keel, John A. (1970), Strange Creatures From Time and Space, Greenwich, Conn: Fawcett 
  • Keel, John A. (1971), Our Haunted Planet, Greenwich, Conn: Fawcett 
  • Keel, John A. (1975), The Mothman Prophecies, New York: Saturday Review Press 
  • Keel, John A. (1975), The Eighth Tower, New York: Saturday Review Press 
  • Keel, John A. (1988), Disneyland of the Gods, New York: Amok Press 

Keel was also the editor of the magazine Anomaly (New York: Specialized Research).

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